(May 18, 1997)

Slave Labor, 1994 Series
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Price
2.75 USD
Pages
28
On-sale date
1997-05-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Slave Labor Graphics
Brand
SLG
Editing
Sarah Dyer
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Limited Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Action Girl / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sarah Dyer
Inks
Sarah Dyer
Colors
Janet Jackson

Characters
Action Girl

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sarah Dyer
Pencils
Sarah Dyer
Inks
Sarah Dyer
Letters
typeset

Characters
Kate

Indexer Notes

Drawing of a new character, Kate, accompanies the text. At this point in the series, Kate's only appearance has been on a trading card produced for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Info about upcoming conventions that various Action Girl Comics contributors will attend, also info about upcoming issue #13. On inside front cover.

Tobey's Holiday Dinner (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Tobey
Pencils
Chris Tobey
Inks
Chris Tobey
Letters
Chris Tobey

Genre
biography
Characters
Chris Tobey; Tom Tobey
Synopsis
Chris & Tom have a bunch of friends over for a holiday dinner. Chris does all the work, while Tom entertains the friends, because he's oblivious to her sarcasm. As she tells herself she'll never do this again, a guest proposes a toast to Chris as the best hostess ever.

Stay Gold Pony Boy (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Patty Leidy
Pencils
Patty Leidy
Inks
Patty Leidy
Letters
Patty Leidy

Genre
biography
Characters
Patty; Jan
Synopsis
Patty recalls watching teen flicks with her sister Jan, such as "The Outsiders" (based on the book by S.E. Hinton), and John Hughes movies like "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "Pretty In Pink."

How I Became Beautiful (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Melissa MacAlpin
Pencils
Melissa MacAlpin
Inks
Melissa MacAlpin
Letters
Melissa MacAlpin

Genre
biography
Characters
Melissa; Alexandra
Synopsis
Alexandra's mom was Mary Kay lady, so Alexandra got to wear makeup to school when she was 11. Melissa recounts how she saved her allowance to afford a tube of Pearly Pink #7 lipstick, which she put on after she got to school because she thought her parents wouldn't approve. After seeing Loni Anderson on the TV show "W.K.R.P. in Cinncinnatti" Melissa got a perm and that is when she felt she "became beautiful."

Going Dutch (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jen Sorensen
Pencils
Jen Sorensen
Inks
Jen Sorensen
Letters
Jen Sorensen

Genre
biography
Characters
Jen; Ruth; Ethel
Synopsis
Jen recounts some of her experiences as a grocery store clerk in Pennsylvania Dutch country. She warns to not eat the "delicacy" called Scrapple because of what it's made of (scraps of pig meat, including snouts). She recalls the area as being almost without any pretense at all. Her boss reminds her of Ned Flanders from the TV show "The Simpsons." The bag boys talk about their cars. And her inspiration is an older cashier, Ethel, who was a dancer and cocktail waitress in New York City in the 1940s, who tells her to live hard and fast because at 22 you're just young and stupid anyway.

Puberty Shmewberty! (Table of Contents: 6)

TinyTotz Comix / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lisa McElroy
Pencils
Lisa McElroy
Inks
Lisa McElroy
Letters
Lisa McElroy

Characters
Scooter; Tink; Miss Dunlap
Synopsis
Scooter and Tink are bored by the sex education class being taught be Miss Dunlap so they claim fake pre-menstrual tension and temporary water weight to get out of class and go to the nurse's office, but instead they hang out on the playground eating candy cigarettes and imagining growing up to be a gangster's moll or owner of a bumper car amusement park ride. Later they play dodge ball during gym class where they get hit by the balls.

Quitter (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Amanda Lewis
Pencils
Amanda Lewis
Inks
Amanda Lewis
Letters
Amanda Lewis

Synopsis
A young man recounts how he wanted to be an artist and thought a degree was required, so he went to art school where he learned nothing because he was too intimidated by other, more talented students, and he pushed away those who tried to help. Eventually he quit and didn't draw at all for years. But eventually he started drawing again and learned to get out of his own way and just draw.

Pivotal Scenes from My Life as a Stage Actress (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Leslee T. Parker
Pencils
Leslee T. Parker
Inks
Leslee T. Parker
Letters
Leslee T. Parker

Genre
biography
Characters
Leslee; Chrissy Toberman
Synopsis
Leslee doesn't get the part she wanted in a third grade school play, but Chrissy Toberman (her Leslee considers to be her arch enemy) got the part, and wanted to trade. During the play Leslee has to stand on a chair while speaking, and during the performance she falls down. The teacher tells her she's OK and that the show must go on. The worst part for Leslee wasn't that she fell or that the kids laughed, it was that Chrissy saw her fall, and Leslee imagines that Chrissy snickered at her humiliation.

Mrs. Miller (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Melissa MacAlpin
Pencils
Melissa MacAlpin
Inks
Melissa MacAlpin
Letters
Melissa MacAlpin

Genre
biography
Synopsis
When an elderly neighborhood resident passes away, the author goes to the estate sale that is run by the state since the deceased had no family. The author didn't know the woman well, but recalled selling her Girl Scout Cookies when the author was a child. The house was full of books and art at very low prices. The author buys a few items, and wonders what the deceased - Mrs. Miller - would have thought about her and the state going through her things.

Fashion Is Silly (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Susan Ferguson
Pencils
Susan Ferguson
Inks
Susan Ferguson
Letters
Susan Ferguson

Synopsis
While sitting in a dentist's office waiting to have oral surgery, the author reads a fashion magazine from the 1980s that is over 10 years old, and recalls some of the stupid fashions that were popular, like bad perms, guys with pony tails, acid wash jeans, pants with multiple pockets on the legs, leg warms with high-heel shoes, shoulder pads and stirrup pants.

He Shoulda Knowed Betta! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Tobey
Pencils
Chris Tobey
Inks
Chris Tobey
Letters
Chris Tobey

Genre
biography
Characters
Chris; Jim
Synopsis
Chris is eating a messy tuna sandwich and Jim is looking at a scrapbook he made of John Romita Spider-Man newspaper comic strips. Chris asks to look at it, Jim is reluctant but agrees, and Chris spills a huge bit of tuna sandwich on an open page. Chris then tells Jim it's his fault because he should have known better.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Your Hostesses / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Info about the contributors to the issue, including info on their other projects. Some include mailing addresses or email address, to facilitate ordering those other books directly from the contributors.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Further Rambling / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sarah Dyer
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Info on other independent comics, mini-comics and 'zines that may be of interest to readers of Action Girl Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Action Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Slave Labor World Tour! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Action Girl
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Tobey's Holiday Dinner
  4. 3. Stay Gold Pony Boy
  5. 4. How I Became Beautiful
  6. 5. Going Dutch
  7. 6. Puberty Shmewberty!
    TinyTotz Comix
  8. 7. Quitter
  9. 8. Pivotal Scenes from My Life as a Stage Actress
  10. 9. Mrs. Miller
  11. 10. Fashion Is Silly
  12. 11. He Shoulda Knowed Betta!
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Your Hostesses
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Further Rambling
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Action Mail
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. Slave Labor World Tour!
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